Memory BoxMemory Box
- Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
- France, Lebanon, Canada
- Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige, Gaëlle Macé
- Manal Issa, Isabelle Zighondi, Rim Turkhi
- Abbout Productions, Ginger Beirut Production, Haut et Court, micro_scope
The lives of three women are connected by a box containing their diaries, photographs and audio tapes.
Maia, a single mother, lives in Montreal with her teenage daughter, Alex. On Christmas Eve, they receive an unexpected delivery: notebooks, tapes, and photos Maia sent to her best friend from 1980’s Beirut. Maia refuses to open the box or confront its memories, but Alex secretly begins diving into it. Between fantasy and reality, Alex enters the world of her mother’s tumultuous, passionate adolescence during the Lebanese civil war, unlocking mysteries of a hidden past.